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Harry Gregg, Manchester United and Munich hero, dies aged 87 – video report

Manchester United and Northern Ireland great, Harry Gregg, has died aged 87. The goalkeeper was a hero of the Munich air disaster, in which 23 people died and 16 survived. Gregg returned twice to the burning aircraft, rescuing United colleagues Bo…

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‘It wasn’t funny’: Tottenham’s Dele Alli apologies over coronavirus video – video report

Dele Alli has apologised for a video posted on his Snapchat account in which the Tottenham and England midfielder appeared to mock an Asian man and joke about the coronavirus outbreak. Alli, who has been on holiday during his club’s winter break, …

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Barcelona in crisis: Lionel Messi hits back at Eric Abidal’s comments – video report

Barcelona were plunged into crisis when Lionel Messi publicly called out the sporting director Eric Abidal, challenging him to name names and accusing him of tarnishing the players’ reputation. Abidal claimed Barcelona’s players had not been …

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Meet Eez Eldin Bahder, 74, ‘the world’s oldest professional footballer’ – video report

Eez Eldin Bahder is believed, aged 74, to be the oldest professional footballer in the world after he signed with a third-tier side in the Egyptian league. Bahder got his chance after registering with the Egyptian Football Federation when he showed the…

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Meet Eez Eldin Bahder, 74, ‘the world’s oldest professional footballer’ – video report

Eez Eldin Bahder is believed, aged 74, to be the oldest professional footballer in the world after he signed with a third-tier side in the Egyptian league. Bahder got his chance after registering with the Egyptian Football Federation when he showed the…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue removed after further damage from fans – video report

The 9ft statue of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been temporarily removed after it was toppled over by angered Malmö fans. The supporters of the 38-year-old’s boyhood club were outraged after the player bought a 25% stake in Swedish club Hammar…

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Memphis Depay confronts Lyon ultras over Marcelo donkey banner – video report

Memphis Depay lashed out at Lyon fans after ultras displayed a banner branding centre-back Marcelo a donkey. The Ligue 1 side have just qualified for the next stage of the Champions League after a 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig. After the final whistle the f…

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‘Their flag will not fly’: Russia given four-year ban for doping offences – video report

Russia will be banned from the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar after the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) voted unanimously to ban them for doping offences. Russia now has 21 days to appeal against the decision. Individual athlet…

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Marco Silva sacked by Everton after transfer flops and poor results – video report

Everton have parted ways with manager Marco Silva after a poor start of the season. Silva leaves the club after 18 months in charge with the club currently sitting in the relegation zone. During his tenure Everton invested heavily in new recruits, spen…

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‘It’s raining stuffed animals’: 45,000 teddy bears tossed on ice in hockey game – video report

More than 45,000 teddy bears were tossed on to the ice at a minor league hockey game in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The annual Teddy Bear Toss event happens once the Hershey Bears score their first goal of the new season. The stuffed animals are then collec…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue vandalised after striker buys into Hammarby – video report

A bronze statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmö, Sweden has been vandalised after the striker bought a 25% stake in rival club Hammarby. The 38-year-old began his career in Malmö, and his new involvement with a rival has not been well received by f…

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What you get when you appoint José Mourinho as manager – video

Tottenham Hotspur have acted swiftly to appoint José Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that will run until the end of the 2022-23 season, following Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking on Tuesday. Here’s an assessment of what you get under…

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Israel Folau implies bushfires are God’s punishment for same-sex marriage – video report

In a video posted online, Israel Folau has implied the recent Australian bushfires are a punishment from God for the country legalising abortion and same-sex marriage. During the 10-minute recording, Folau says the timing of the bushfire crisis is no c…

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England’s 1,000th game: a look back at some of the first 999 – video

England will become the first international team to play 1,000 matches when they play Montenegro on Thursday. Here’s a look back at memorable moments among the previous 999 Continue reading…

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David Villa to retire: a look back at Spain’s most prolific goalscorer – video report

Spanish striker David Villa is to retire from football in January. The 37-year-old will finish his career at Vissel Kobe in Japan. The forward scored 59 goals in 98 appearances for Spain, five of them coming at the 2010 World Cup, where Spain were crow…

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Shakhtar’s Taison ‘helpless’ after being sent off for reaction to racist abuse – video report

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison was sent off on Sunday after reacting to racist insults from the crowd. The Brazilian midfielder raised a finger to Dynamo Kyiv fans before kicking the ball into the stands. Taison, 31, has played in Ukraine since 2011, and le…

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Shakhtar’s Taison ‘helpless’ after being sent off for reaction to racist abuse – video report

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison was sent off on Sunday after reacting to racist insults from the crowd. The Brazilian midfielder raised a finger to Dynamo Kyiv fans before kicking the ball into the stands. Taison, 31, has played in Ukraine since 2011, and le…

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Nicola Adams, two-time Olympic champion and boxing pioneer, retires – video report

Two-time olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams has retired. The current WBO flyweight world champion has been advised to stop due to eyesight issues. During a glittering career Adams broke new grounds, becoming the first woman to win Olympic gold in her…

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Nicola Adams, two-time Olympic champion and boxing pioneer, retires – video report

Two-time olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams has retired. The current WBO flyweight world champion has been advised to stop due to eyesight issues. During a glittering career Adams broke new grounds, becoming the first woman to win Olympic gold in her…

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The haka: how England and others have responded to the All Blacks’ challenge over the years – video

Eddie Jones’s plan to disrupt the All Blacks from the outset came into play before kick-off in the World Cup semi-final as his England side lined up in a V formation while their opponents performed the haka. England could face a fine for their actions…